Five Safe Sleep Tips to Follow
April 2, 2016
When we created the Owlet three years ago we made it our mission to educate as many parents as we could about the importance of safe sleep. We truly care about you and your family, and we want to give you as many resources as possible to keep your baby safe. So here are five researched-backed safe sleep tips to incorporate into your nighttime routine.
Follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep
Always make sure your baby is alone, on their back and in their crib. Make sure everyone in your home who puts baby to bed is aware of, and on board with, the ABCs.
Keep Soft Objects out of Baby’s Crib
Most sleep-related infant deaths are due to accidental suffocation associated with soft objects such as blankets, pillows, quilts, crib bumpers and stuffed animals. In place of blankets, dress your baby in wearables such as footie pajamas and infant blanket sleepers like this one.
Use a Firm Sleep Surface
A firm sleep surface, such as a crib or portable play area, is the best place for your baby to sleep. Never let your baby to sleep on soft surfaces such as a couch, recliner, soft mattresses or pillows. Soft surfaces such as these might allow baby’s head to sink into the surface and pose a risk for accidental suffocation. The best place for your baby to rest is in their crib on their back. Remember the ABCs!
Room Share, Don’t Bed Share
The AAP suggests room sharing is a great way to reduce the risk of accidental suffocation in infants. Even though you should roomshare, you should never share a bed with your little one. Your baby should always sleep alone in their crib, bassinet, or portable play area.
Don’t use Owlet as an Excuse for Unsafe Sleep
Your Owlet is designed to alert you if your baby stops breathing, but should never be used as an excuse to practice unsafe sleep scenarios. The Owlet should assist you in watching over your little one during the night. Please continue to follow all the safe sleep guidelines while using the Owlet.
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